WaterAid commissioned 10 visual artists from across the Global South to interpret the far-reaching impact access to clean water and decent sanitation has on people’s lives and the role these vital basics play in the realisation of other human rights
Mumbai's burgeoning water needs leave nearby villages parched; city's wasted and free supply more than Nagpur's daily need
The preferential treatment for cities over rural areas is not just limited to Mumbai. It is a common practice across Maharashtra. A November 2015 report had exposed the stark rural-urban divide, revealing the cities in the state get 400 percent more drinking water than villages even though 55 percent of Maharashtra is rural.
Maharashtra polls: 'Won't vote', says Bhil tribe in Beed; Fadnavis govt could face reckoning over water issue in drought-hit districts
The severity of drought in Maharashtra's Beed and Latur districts, three years after the Jaldoot Express carried 25 lakh litres of water into the parched Marathwada region, continues to be grim and could prove to be a matter of reckoning for the BJP-Shiv Sena government in the 21 October Assembly election.
The second highest food group in terms of contributing to water-scarcity was fruit at 19 percent.
People in Paksitan are leaving their villages en masse as the Indus delta sinking means they cannot farm or fish and have no freshwater, thanks to sea level rise and dams upstream
Halfway through monsoon, 72 of 100 major reservoirs in India record below-normal water storage; Gujarat, Maharashtra worst-hit
The scenario is particularly worrying in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The basin storage in Tapi, Sabarmati, and rivers of the Kutch and Godavari are "highly deficient", the data revealed.
Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce
Recurrent drought in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has turned the once all-providing summer months into a nightmare for Mawasi tribals, forcing the youth to migrate for livelihood while women walk at least 16 kilometres daily for water
India's water woes mount, with floods, droughts and millions of citizens at the mercy of the monsoons
While parts of India face water scarcity, others are facing destruction due to flooding. Both result in death of animals, humans, and biodiversity. Policymakers face challenges as climate change leads to uncertainty.
In 2001 alone, Delhi's population increased by 215,000 due to natural growth and 285,000 through migration. This puts a strain on water supply resources.
RS discusses water issue amid Tamil Nadu crisis; Centre promises clean drinking water for every household by 2024
The Rajya Sabha held a short-duration discussion on water crisis in the country, during which members suggested a slew of steps like river interlinking, district-specific blueprint for water conservation and speedy approval for rainwater harvesting projects.
Delhi's ambitious 24x7 water supply scheme may turn out to be pipe dream as pilot project reveals challenges
The Delhi Jal Board first discussed the ambitious idea of continuous water supply in 2009 and started a pilot project.
Tamil Nadu water crisis: EPS accepts Kerala's help, but asks for 20 lakh litres per day instead of one-time help
In light of the looming water crisis unfolding in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami accepted help from Kerala, but has asked for 20 lakh litres of water per day instead of a one time help
Ken-Betwa river link project boon or bane? Parched Bundelkhand residents hopeful but experts warn of ecological disaster
The budget earmarked for the project was Rs 18,000 crore; the aim was to divert water from the Ken river basin.
India's metro cities will run out of groundwater in next 10 yrs, claims NITI Ayog report; 40% populace will have no access to drinking water by 2030
The recent report of NITI Ayog on groundwater level says 21 Indian cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad - will run out of groundwater by 2020, affecting around 100 million people. It also says that 40 percent of India's population will have no access to drinking water by 2030.
District Magistrate's push for revival of wells, ponds brings hope in Banda; 471 gram panchayats join movement
Banda DM Heera Lal's ‘Kuan-Talab Jivao Abhiyaan’ initiative to revive the natural and man-made water bodies has started a movement in the district with 471 gram panchayats taking matters into own hands to recharge groundwater in their areas
Chennai water crisis: Charges for tankers, borewells skyrocket; DMK seeks municipal administration minister's resignation
Restaurants downed shutters, schools suspended operations and employees of IT companies in Chennai were asked to work from home as the water crisis intensified
Meenakshi Lekhi protests outside Delhi Jal Board's office over 'water woes'; authority alleges BJP is 'politicising' issue
Meenakshi Lekhi protested outside the Delhi Jal Board's (DJB) R K Puram office against "water woes" being faced by the people of her constituency.
The report predicts total chaos & destruction, suggesting an emergency plan for the dire situations to come.
You can learn about clean water facts, forecasts & what your water footprint is on the temporarily-renamed 'Water Channel' for a week.
Located at the border region of Rajkot district in Gujarat, Madhapur village has been battling a brutal summer, all on its own.